West Chester University of Pennsylvania


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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

In-state Tuition

$6,147 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$13,507 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


Main Library, Swope Music Library, Philips Autograph Library, Library special collections

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 744,976 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 5,373 current serial subscriptions.
  • 879,548 microforms.
  • 72,487 Audio/Visual items.
  • 5,297 e-books.

Museums & Art

Geology Museum, Planetarium, Darlington Herbarium, Robert B. Gordon Natural Area for Environmental Studies, Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Main Stage Theatre, J.Peter Adler Studio Theatre, Swope Recital Hall, Mitchell Hall Art Gallery, Long Gallery



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,000 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 60 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 900 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 700 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 5,400 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 2,400 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other


math, writing, study skills


career, personal, academic, psychological


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 31% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 1% of housing units are Singles.
  • 69% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 6% of housing units are Triples.
  • 24% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 31 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 50% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming, Alumni Weekend, Visiting Artist Series (e. g. , Hungarian Symphony, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Josh Gracin), Philips Lecture Series (e. g. , Ben & Jerry Lecture), LUVIM (Leadership, Unity, and Volunteerism, and Image Maker) programs featuring contemporary speakers/issues, Contemporary Film Series, Theatre Series (both WCU and external productions), Dance Production Workshop, Contemporary Dance Company, School of Music Concert Series with faculty recitals and student musical and choral performances, Brandywine Ballet, Kennett Symphony, Annual WCU Poetry Conference, Travel Adventure Series, Family Series (e. g. , Bradley Fields Magic Theatre & Illusion Show, Dinosaur Rock!), art exhibitions (student, faculty, and external artists);
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 215 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Accounting-Beta Alpha Psi, Communication studies – Pi Kappa Delta, Communications-Lambda Pi Eta, Counseling (Chi Sigma Iota), Criminal Justice-Lambda Alpha Epsilon, Economics-Omicron Delta Epsilon, Education-Delta Kappa Gamma, Education-Kappa Delta Pi, Education-Phi Delta Kappa, Educational Services-Chi Alpha Epsilon, English-Sigma Tau Delta, Foreign Languages-Alpha Mu Gamma, Geography-Gamma Theta Upsilon, Geology-Sigma Gamma Epsilon, History-Phi Alpha Theta, Kinesiology-Phi Epsilon Kappa, Leadership – Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), Literacy (Reading) – Alpha Upsilon Alpha, Mathematical Sciences-Pi Mu Epsilon, Music-Pi Kappa Lambda, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Nursing-Sigma Theta Tau, Philosophy-Phi Sigma Tau, Physics-Sigma Pi Sigma, Political Science- Pi Sigma Alpha, Psychology-Psi Chi, Social Science- Pi Gamma Mu, Social Work- Phi Alpha, Sociology- Alpha Kappa Delta, Theater Arts-Alpha Psi Omega;
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ / Christian Impact, Catholic Newman Student Association Center, Chosen Generation Outreach Ministries, College Bible Fellowship, Covenant Campus Fellowship, CrossSeekers, Gospel Choir, Gospel Choir – Praise Project, Hillel Jewish Student Union, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Jewish Heritage Programs, Latter Day Saint Student Association, Lutheran Student Association, Muslim Student Association, New Generation Campus Ministry, University Christian Fellowship, Young Life;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union (BSU), Asian American Organization, Black Men United, INDU (Indo-American Association), LASO- Latino American Student Organization;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Concert Choir, Brass Ensemble, University Chorale, Cantori Donne (Advanced Women Choir), American Choral Directors Association , Collegium Musicum, SIGMA (Swope Inter-Greek Music Association), Saxophone Ensemble, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Opera Theater Ensemble, Pennsylvania Music Teacher Association, Percussion Ensemble, Mastersingers Ensemble, Men Chorus, Alpha Phi Omega, The Abbe Society, American Cancer Society, Best Buddies, Caring for Children Collaboration, Circle K International, Cystic Fibrosis Organization, Emergency Medical Services, Friars’ Society, Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Pi Gamma Kappa, Rotaract (Kensington Harvest Project), University Ambassadors/Alumni Student Connection, Equestrian Club, Fencing, Ice hockey, Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Volleyball, Roller Hockey Club, Rugby-Men, Shotokan Karate, Skate Club, Ski Club, Sports Club Council, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Water Polo;
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Quad (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Philadelphia (23), West Chester, PA (Brandywine Airport) (5)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Exton (3)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): West Chester, PA (0)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 32% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 5% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,740
  • Freshman are discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 11 fraternities
  • 2 fraternity houses
  • There are 12 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Widener University)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (St. Joseph’s University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other

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